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- Ric Flair is going through his fourth divorce. He and his wife Jacqueline Beems are currently going through the process. There has been speculation that Flair will be used to replace Vickie Guerrero as Dolph Ziggler’s mouthpiece however no word on how serious those talks are. Flair is legally able to work for WWE from Monday, September 10th. – Randy Orton’s current scheduled return to WWE live events is around November 1st. This could however change depending on how much time filming is used for 12 Rounds: Reloaded. –Read More
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Smackdown General Manager Booker T spoke with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald this week. Here are some highlights. Grading His Performance As An Announcer: “I give myself a C, maybe a C+, maybe. That job is a job you’ve got to learn on the job and literally study on a weekly basis. You’ve literally got to stay in tune to what’s going on in life as well, just to stay fresh. “Being a commentator is something I jumped into headfirst, not knowing exactly what I was getting myself into.Read More
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- WWE will be theatrically screening CM Punk’s Best in the World documentary from the new DVD on October 7th in Chicago. WWE Champion CM Punk will be in attendance for the screening. This is the first time WWE has shown any of their DVD productions in a theater. It will be a lengthy show as the documentary portion of the DVD is almost two hours long. No word yet on the location. – Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings take place from the Frank Erwin Center in Dallas, Texas. John CenaRead More
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Posted On August 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

WWE Smackdown Live Tour Results From Tokyo, Japan (8/9/12)

The following are WWE live event results from Thursday’s show in Tokyo, Japan: – US Champion Santino Marella beat Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston. – Ted DiBiase beat Jinder Mahal. – Kelly Kelly beat Natalya. – Wade Barrett beat Justin Gabriel. – Kane beat Daniel Bryan. – Yoshi Tatsu, Rey Mysterio and Zack Ryder beat Primo, Epico and Jack Swagger. – Randy Orton beat Alberto Del Rio. – World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus beat The Big Show and John Laurinaitis.Read More
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Posted On August 4, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Wade Barrett To Return From Injury Next Week

Wade Barrett will return to action during SmackDown’s two-show tour of Tokyo, Japan at Ryogoku Kokugika next week. Barrett has been sidelined since the February 20 Raw; he suffered a partially dislocated elbow while catching Dolph Ziggler, who was thrown out of the ring by Big Show during a battle royal. During his time away from the ring, Barrett shot a supporting role in the WWE Studios film Dead Man Down. Matches announced for the August 9 show are a 2-1 Handicap Match for World Heavyweight Championship between Sheamus, BigRead More
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- David Otunga is being advertised for WWE’s upcoming tour of Australia scheduled from August 30 to September 1. This could be his first appearance since filming the WWE Studios movie “The Hive” with Halle Berry. John Laurinaitis has also been advertised for the tour, but was recently removed from the list of superstars on the WWE Live Events Page. Laurinaitis serves as a producer/agent at WWE live events, so he could still appear whenever needed. – Curt Hawkins has posted a new video on Tout challenging to his formerRead More
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The official WWE website announced Monday that John Laurinaitis had resigned from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations, effectively immediately. He will, however, remain with the company as a producer assisting talent with their matches. His resignation is legitimate and not part of any storyline. According to WWE sources, Laurinaitis had mentioned how exhausted he was with his workload, which consisted of office duties in Stamford, Connecticut and traveling to numerous events as a performer. The writing, however, was on the wall since he was quietly removedRead More
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- As PWMania.com mentioned on Monday, Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley reported to WWE developmental last week and was spotted at live events over the weekend. Since signing with WWE a few months ago, she has been in Charlotte, North Carolina training under George South. South previously worked with Richie Steamboat before he went to WWE developmental. PWMania.com has photos of Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley which you can view at this link or by visiting PWMania’s specials page. – Mick Foley continues to give big props to World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus.Read More
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- After Raw went off the air, John Laurinaitis hit the ring with a steel chair tapped for John Cena. Cena, however, ducked and hit the former Raw General Manager and Executive Vice President of Talent Relations with the Attitude Adjustment. Big Show then tried to attack Cena, but was put to rest with the Attitude Adjustment. – In her first night as Raw General Manager, AJ was referred to as AJ Lee. It is the alias she used in WWE developmental league Florida Championship Wrestling from 2009 to 2010.Read More
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The official WWE website announced Monday that effective immediately, John Laurinaitis is resigning from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations after eight years of service. He will, however, remain with the company as a producer assisting talent with their matches. His resignation is legitimate and not part of any storyline. In an indication that he was on his way out of the position, Laurinaitis was quietly removed from the WWE Corporate website’s index of Executive Officers in April. Though WWE stated in their article that Laurinaitis wasRead More
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- WWE announced that John Laurinaitis resigned from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations, effective immediately. Here is the official announcement from WWE.com: Effective immediately, John Laurinaitis is resigning from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations. Following his very public firing at June’s No Way Out, Laurinaitis continued to work behind-the-scenes in his corporate role. After eight years of service in talent relations, he’s “burned out” and now hopes to concentrate on what he knows best: putting together matches and working with WWE talentRead More
Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings will take place from the Valley View Casino in San Diego, California. Confirmed for tonight’s show is Rey Mysterio’s return to SmackDown, Christian’s Peep Show with guests Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee plus World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in action against an un-named opponent. Advertised locally is Rey Mysterio and John Cena vs. Big Show and John Laurinaitis. Triple H is also advertised to make an appearance. Remember to join us tonight for live spoiler coverage of the tapings!Read More

Posted On July 17, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

What Happened After WWE RAW Went Off Air; Handicap Match

John Cena wrestled a handicap match against The Big Show and Tensia after Raw went off the air tonight. The match ended with Show KO’ing Tensai on accident and Cena with the Attitude Adjustment. John Laurinaitis then appeared and got heat after the match.Read More
- The 999th episode of WWE’s RAW Supershow will take place tonight from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight’s show will be the final two-hour show as RAW goes to three-hours beginning next week. Notable advertised appearances for tonight include Triple H, John Laurinaitis and Kelly Kelly, who has not appeared on WWE TV in several weeks. Advertised locally for tonight’s show is CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan plus John Cena vs. Big Show and John Laurinaitis. WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight:Read More
- WWE Champion CM Punk is scheduled to team with John Cena to face Big Show and John Laurinaitis at the September 3rd RAW Supershow from the Allstate Arena in Chicago. – Jack Swagger’s wife and former WWE developmental talent Catalina White is getting ready to release her first music single. Swagger heard a preview of the song and wrote on Twitter that he was impressed. – Apparently Steve Austin’s Redneck Island on CMT will be getting picked up for a second season as redneckislandcasting.com has been launched. – ChrisRead More
Tonight’s WWE SmackDown will air live on SyFy at 8pm EST from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Tonight’s show will have a Great American Bash theme to it. Confirmed is a 20-man battle royal with Superstars like WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Chris Jericho and others. The winner will get to be the General Manager for SmackDown next week. WWE will also hold more Money in the Bank qualifying matches tonight and acting General Manager TeddyRead More
- On the official RAW preview, WWE wrote the Brock Lesnar’s “camp” will officially respond to Triple H’s SummerSlam challenge. As noted earlier, neither Lesnar or Triple H are advertised to appear live on tonight’s show. – Teddy Long wrote on Twitter that he has been given access to the @WWERawGM Twitter account since he’s the interim GM of Raw and SmackDown this week. The account has been inactive since John Laurinaitis was given his farewell on Raw last month. – As PWMania.com previously reported, a fan asked Bret HartRead More
- Big Show ended Brodus Clay’s 24 match (TV and PPV matches) winning streak on RAW last night. Clay was able to compete on RAW after being re-instated by Vickie Guerrero, who overturned the ban set by John Laurinaitis a few weeks ago. – Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings will take place from The Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Tonight’s show will be ran by Vickie Guerrero and the main event will be Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title. Triple H, John Cena andRead More

Posted On June 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Happened After WWE RAW Went Off The Air; Cena, Laurinaitis

After this week’s edition of WWE RAW went off the air, featured a dark match main event featuring John Cena facing Big Show and Tensai in a handicap match. Cena picked up the victory with the AA. John Laurinaitis hit the ring following the dark match main event and nailed Cena with a chair. Cena recovered and hit Laurinaitis with the AA to send the fans home happy.Read More